1. Denmark: Railway Station Evacuated After Syrian Terror Suspect Prisoner Escapes
Copenhagen’s railway station was evacuated on Wednesday night after a 46-year-old Syrian prisoner, involved in a major terrorist case in Italy, escaped custody. He is still on the loose.
The man, who had been in Danish custody since January, was to be deported to stand trial in connection with the financing of terrorism in Italy after a court decided to extradite him on July 26th, Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet reports.
According to investigators, the 46-year-old was visited by a 27-year-old who is said to have switched identities with him, and the terror-financing suspect was able to walk out of the prison visiting area to freedom.
2. Moroccan Migrant Arrested for Sex Attack on 74-Year-Old British Woman in Spanish Tourist Spot
Police have arrested a Moroccan migrant after a British pensioner was allegedly sexually assaulted and robbed at her holiday apartment in Tenerife.
Spain’s National Police issued a statement to say that officers in Valencia had “arrested a 25-year-old Moroccan man as the suspect behind a sexual assault and robbery in Tenerife.”
According to local media, officers said they arrested the suspect after he allegedly “broke into an apartment via the balcony” on May 13 and “sexually assaulted a 74-year-old British woman and took her belongings” in Arona, an area of Tenerife which is especially popular with tourists.
3. Shocking moment street traders WHIP an American tourist with a belt “when he tries to stop them hurling insults at a woman pushing a pram” in Barcelona
Shocking footage shows an American tourist being whipped by street traders in Barcelona during a violent brawl.
The man was reportedly set upon by the thugs in the Plaça de Catalunya after he intervened to stop them throwing insults at a woman pushing a pram.
Video filmed by a startled onlooker shows the group of men punching the unnamed victim, who is reportedly aged 45.
One of the attackers, wearing a white t-shirt and light brown shorts, then runs at the tourist and repeatedly whips him with his belt.
He was said to be left with bleeding wounds after the attack and treated in hospital.
4. Salvini: “The people who talk about uncontrolled immigration need to come here, to San Ferdinando for a week, live here, work here, and then we’ll talk about 'opening the ports.'"
Surrounded by police and secret service, Matteo Salvini livestreams his walk-through of the camp that houses southern Italy's migrant workforce.
5. 12 schools attacked in one night in northern Pakistan
Attackers mainly targeted girls' schools in a tourist region on the Chinese border famed for its high peaks.
ISLAMABAD: Twelve schools were attacked overnight by unknown assailants in Pakistan's northern Gilgit Baltistan region, raising fears of increasing extremism in a relatively peaceful area, officials said Friday.
Officials said no one was hurt in the incidents, in which attackers mainly targeted girls' schools in a tourist region on the Chinese border famed for its high peaks.
“The miscreants tried to damage around 12 schools in Diamir district. They tried to set fire to some of them and broke windows and doors of some others,” regional home secretary Jawad Akram told AFP. [...]
Dildar Ahmed Malik, a senior official in Diamir district, said at least 10 of the burnt schools were for girls.
6. Sexual violence at the Porta Garibaldi train station in Milan
CCTV captures footage of woman fighting off attacker with pepper spray
RT video description provides further details:
A woman used pepper spray to repel an attempted sexual assault at the Garibaldi metro station in Milan on July 20, as seen in CCTV footage released by the city's Carabinieri on Friday.
The woman was returning from work early in the morning when the incident took place. The man had earlier attempted to molest her in the station before she managed to get away thanks to the help of passersby, according to a police statement. The attacker followed the victim and once again attempted to assault her.
By using pepper spray, she managed to shock her assailant and run away. The man was later identified via surveillance camera and arrested on Friday.
He was identified as an undocumented Nigerian migrant.
7. Muslims in Rome Fundraise for Own Cemetery After Refusing to Be Buried Next to Catholics
Members of Rome’s Muslim Bangladeshi community have launched a fundraiser to create a new Muslim-only cemetery in Rome, with claims they refuse to be buried next to Catholics.
The fundraiser was created by the Dhuumcatu Association whose president, a man named Bachcu, said: “A cemetery managed by the Islamic faithful is necessary because there are differences between the Catholic and Islamic rites. We can not be buried in clothes and our body must be placed in a north-south direction.”
“It already happens in Great Britain and in France,” another member of the association said, adding: “At the same time, though, if I have to be buried here, I would like to be buried like a true Muslim.”
The entire project is estimated to cost at least six to seven million euros as the group are looking to build a cemetery that will be able to hold between 30,000 to 40,000 burials, Il Giornale reports.
8. “Death to the dictator!” Violence on streets of Iran as police use tear gas on furious protesters, including chador-clad women, demonstrating against “corrupt regime” ruining the country while waging ideological war abroad
Iran entered its third day of protests as furious citizens took to the streets to rail against the regime they blame for devastating the country's economy.
Protests have broken out in a number of cities this week over the dramatic drop of the country's currency and other economic problems ahead of the imposition of renewed US sanctions.
Videos shared online purportedly show some furious Iranians burning tyres and setting fire to police vehicles as demonstrations spun out of control.
Referring to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, many chanted “death to the dictator” at protests.
#IranUpdate,— Raman Ghavami (@Raman_Ghavami) August 2, 2018
Anti regime protests are on going in Karaj,Tehran,Esfahan,Shiraz and Ahwazi Arabs and Lors in Qahdarijan joined an hour ago.
In Karaj young protesters are fighting back after three protesters were arrested by the security forces. pic.twitter.com/26cpiHZxkD
#IranUpdate,— Raman Ghavami (@Raman_Ghavami) August 3, 2018
Anti regime protesters started in Tehran’s Vali Asr district. Women and young people are leading the protests.Protesters are chanting “down with the dictator, down with Khamenei, down with Rouhani and down with the Islamic Republic.
Stay tuned for an important THREAD pic.twitter.com/yboH4IbMVf
#IranUpdate,If this was Palestine/Russia Main Stream Media would have covered it 24/7 but so far none of them are reporting what is happening in Iran.— Raman Ghavami (@Raman_Ghavami) August 2, 2018
Clashes between security forces and anti regime protesters continue in Shiraz,Esfahan,Mashhad,Arak,ShahinShahr&Karaj.
9. Paedophile rapist used X-Box to groom boy 5 and rape him 100 times
A GAMING fan has been jailed for 21 years after he used his Playstation and Xbox as a ruse to rape a young boy up to 100 times.
Anwar Ali, 33, preyed on the youngster when he was just five years old when he suggested he play the computer games with him in his bedroom.
The youngster's ordeal between 2003 and 2007 only ended when he moved away. He went to police last year after experiences with sleepless nights and suffering with Obsessive compulsive disorder which causes him to scrub his skin so hard when washing it would be “red raw.” Officers went to Ali's home in Hyde, Greater Manchester and found indecent images of children on his computer.
At Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, he was found guilty of five counts of rape of a child aged under 12, four counts of sexual assault by penetration of a child under the age of 12 and two counts of accessing indecent images of children.
10. Catalan police flee from large group of aggressive migrants in Spanish tourist hotspot
The latest incident happened in Salou, between the Mossos d’Esquadra (the Catalan police force) and a group of illegal immigrant vendors.
The Catalan police were attacked by dozens of immigrants when they tried to carry out an operation against illegal street sales in the Tarragona area. The vendors used all kinds of objects and chairs to attack the agents.